California city votes to end Sriracha hot sauce dispute

The Irwindale, Calif., city council voted Wednesday night to drop a public nuisance declaration and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, makers of Sriracha hot sauce.
Oklahoman Published: May 29, 2014
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The fiery fight is apparently over between the makers of a popular hot sauce and a small Southern California city that said its factory’s smells were unbearable.

The Irwindale City Council voted Wednesday night to drop a public nuisance declaration and lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, makers of Sriracha hot sauce. The dual moves brought an effective end to the spicy-air dispute that had Sriracha devotees worried about future sauce shortages.

Tran, an immigrant from Vietnam whose company produces several chili sauces, said Tuesday that he installed stronger filters at the plant, and he’s confident they will block fumes.

Associated Press